Monthly Archives: April 2023

DOC Increases Hut Prices for Taxpaying public

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Press release by Department of Conservation The Department of Conservation is  updating accommodation prices for huts, lodges, some campsites, the West Coast’s Paparoa Track, and off-season rates for some Great Walk huts. The new prices will be applied for the 2023/24 booking year, from 1 … Continue reading

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NZ Lakes Are Ailing With Health Issues

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 “The Guardian” reports Only 2% of New Zealand’s large lakes are in good health, bleak report finds. The number of cows has nearly doubled in a generation, and the resulting fertiliser and irrigation needs are having a devastating impact. A new … Continue reading

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Many Endangered or Lost Species, but Some Extinctions Are Inevitable

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  Opinion by Paul Revere    Many believe  – among them ecologists – believe the world is beset with a massive extinction, the sixth mass extinction which comprises the five previous catastrophic events over the past 600 million years, during … Continue reading

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Winter Trout Fishing Down South

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by Sally Forth While the Taupo-Rotorua area is usually associated with winter fly fishing, there are many other regional options – and even down south in the South Island. Look for sea tuning brown trout as they can follow whitebait … Continue reading

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Stick to Basics in Fly tying

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by Peter Langlands In recent years there has been a lot of activity on the internet about new trout fly patterns. However, while some patterns are highly refined and will occasionally work when more traditional patterns don’t, I believe there … Continue reading

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